Visiting the Dentist with an Autistic Child

Going to the dentist can be hard for many children, but especially difficult for children with autism spectrum disorder. Autistic children and their families are frequently confronted with many challenges in creating and maintaining good dental health – including difficulty with changes in routine, restricted diets, sensitivity to certain sounds and lights, and limitations on manual dexterity leading to difficulty brushing. Children with autism may also have cognitive delays which…

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